American Airlines will soon welcome direct routes to Monterey that will run throughout the year. That means that travelers will be able to access this golden slice of the California coast using a new route that won't require them to stop at any major hubs. The full-time service is set to launch this April.

You may recall that American Airlines actually introduced a seasonal route between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Monterey last year. Its looks like that route proved successful enough for American to want to bring it back on a permanent basis. The new service that is rolled out in April will be available around the year.

American's decision to fly to Monterey Regional Airport out of DFW gives Texans a nice option for getting to the West Coast. What's more, the route gives people coming from Texas the ability to skip crowded San Francisco International Airport (SFO). SFO is often the default hub for people trying to get to Monterey due to the fact that Monterrey is located just 80 miles outside of San Francisco. American Airlines intends to use a 76-seat Embraer 175 plane for its route between Monterrey and Texas.

Most people know Monterey as the setting of John Steinbeck's most famous works. The shining city exists today as one of the most prestigious destinations along the West Coast. Visitors can enjoy attractions like Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Old Fishermen's Wharf. Many people also like to use Monterey as a starting point for a drive up the rocky coast to San Francisco.

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